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Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, novel plots, story writing tips, writing and writing skills

Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel by exploring writing elements like story setting, plot and characters.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted about 28 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, children, illustrators, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, publishers, writing and Young Adult

Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.

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Celebrating NaNoWriMo with a Season of Creativity

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with creative writing, events, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Toledo, Ohio, University of Toledo Libraries, writing and writing workshops

In celebration of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, we're working in partnership with the University of Toledo Libraries to inspire the creative mind by hosting a series of workshops - we hope you'll join us!

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Developing Characters That Resonate With Readers

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, character development, creative writing, Fiction - Technique, Fictitious characters, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn how to develop memorable characters for your next novel.

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The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, dialogue, NaNoWriMo, narration, National Novel Writing Month, storylines, storytelling, writing, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.

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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Teen and Pre-Teens and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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